As if having a January birthday wasn't bad enough, then you get a teeny tiny cake to go with it.
We get that January is a bit of a tight month, but surely our Tanáiste could have gotten a more substantial birthday cake than this? Leo Varadkar took to Instagram to share a personal photo on his birthday with partner Matthew Barrett, whose birthday follows the day after. The photo is a sweet snapshot of the pair celebrating, although people couldn't help but focus on one thing in particular. The size of the cake.
It caused quite the stir, so much so that when you go to type Leo Varadkar's name into Google now, one of the top suggestions is "Leo Varadkar birthday cake". This tweet in particular had us roaring.
Imagine the misery of having a mid January Birthday and then you're given this cake... pic.twitter.com/kl5OzlMLW7
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) January 19, 2022
Look, whatever floats your boat. We're sure that after a busy day for the pair, they picked up the first cake available, in this case a little Battenberg, and had a lovely evening regardless. Let the man have his cake and eat it too.
It's just... it is a very small cake.
Header image via Instagram/leovaradkar